The Institute of Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon is an interdisciplinary research community, founded in 1959, dedicated to investigating biological questions at the molecular level. Our collaborative and interactive Institute brings together—from the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Physics—scientists using diverse approaches and state-of-the-art facilities. The rich research environment provides exceptional training opportunities for young scientists. To join the IMB as a graduate student, see the Graduate Admissions page.
Dorsal surface of an isolated stage 16 Drosophila CNS. Elav protein is expressed in all neurons (red), Even-skipped protein is observed in a subset of medial neurons (blue, co-expression with Elav makes purple), and Prospero protein is detected in the longitudinal glia (green) and a subset of lateral cells (co-expression with Elav makes yellow). Photo by Eric Spana, Doe lab; see Srinivasan et al., 1998, Developmental Biology, 204, 478-487.
Recent IMB Research Publications
Structural basis for regulation of Arp2/3 complex by GMF. Nature Struct Mol Biol Aug 2013 Nolen Lab
Combinatorial temporal patterning in progenitors expands neural diversity. Nature June 2013 Doe Lab
The Pete von Hippel Graduate Scholar Award was established in 2009 as part of our IMB 50th Anniversary Celebration and Symposium, to honor Pete von Hippel's contributions to the IMB and to recognize each year an outstanding senior graduate student. To learn more about this award, and to make donations, go to the von Hippel Award website.
Tom Stevens has been elected to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science! Read more...
The Institute of Molecular Biology and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry welcome new faculty member Mike Harms starting in Fall 2013!
Eric Selker has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Read more...
Chris Doe has been awarded the Medical Research Foundation Discovery Award